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Ergonomics More Important Than Ever While Working at Home

Backaches, eyestrain, wrist pain are a danger with too-casual tech habits

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Five Tips to Improve Your Internet Speed at Home

Try these tricks from the FCC to enhance the performance of your Wi-Fi and router

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Benefits of Telemedicine for Safety During the Pandemic

No waiting rooms: Expanded Medicare coverage now covers virtual checkups with your doctor

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Worried About Lots of Screen Time? Think About Its Quality

Step away regularly, make sure you're engaging with others and educate yourself while you're online

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Skip a Trip to the Vet During the Coronavirus Outbreak

FDA eases rules on telehealth for animals so your pooch can practice social distancing beyond family

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How to Clean Your Phone, Tablet or Any Device Screen

Reduce your risk of coronavirus, flu and other illnesses and keep surfaces shiny with these steps

   

AARP Explains: Video Calling

Apple's FaceTime

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How to Stay Connected, Amused While You're Alone

Multiplayer games, social movie streaming, book clubs via app keep you involved in isolation

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Become an Armchair Traveler Through Your Computer

Ways to explore the world from the comfort — and safety — of your own home

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Computer Users Can Help Transcribe Historic Papers

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Smithsonian Institution want your help

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‘My Online Privacy For Seniors’

AARP’s book offers steps to protect safety and privacy on your cellphones, computers, smart devices

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‘The Perfect Scam’

AARP’s podcast series takes you into the minds of con artists, shows you how to protect yourself

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Ransomware Attack Wreaks Havoc Globally

Don't Let a Faceless Internet Villain Take Over Your PC

We'll tell you 5 ways to avoid a ransomware attack, a problem that plagued more than 2,000 last year

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Social Influencer, 81, Goes Viral With Young Followers

Steve Austin says his fans on the TikTok app make him feel loved and less alone

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Do You Love Your Phone But Hate Your Callers?

Try these tips, apps and services to slow down — and maybe even stop — annoying spam robocalls

   

Social Media & Privacy

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Why Your Kids Get Upset When You Share on Facebook

You've created a permanent record online for grandchildren that's out of their control

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How to Extract Helpful Info From Online Product Reviews

Look for useful details, but be wary of overall ratings because many of the reviews are fakes

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How to Spot Fake Political Ads and Posts on Social Media

Even though our minds are on coronavirus, be wary of disinformation during Election 2020

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